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 ENGINEERING TECH, HYDRO ENGINEER, SENIOR PLANNING ENGINEER - Merced, California, United States

   
Job information
Posted by: Merced Irrigation District 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Engineering - Other
 
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
 
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: Rt9oN8598hDeYPpYhYfSciLsHej1or / Latpro-3829623 
Date posted: Oct-06-2021
State, Zip: California, 95340

Description

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Merced Irrigation District is

currently hiring for the

following positions

 

ENGINEERING TECH (HYDRO)   HYDRO ENGINEER

 

SENIOR PLANNING ENGINEER  

For more information about the position, or to apply please visit the Merced Irrigation District website at: https://www.mercedid.com/index.cfm/careers

 
DEFINITION:
Under general supervision of the Senior Resources Planner or his/her designee, perform non-professional
engineering tasks in support of research, planning, design and construction of the electric systems; operation and
maintenance of electrical generation, transmission and distribution systems. Conduct field inspections and
prepare reconnaissance reports, perform manual drafting, and operate AutoCAD system, drafting and mapping
tasks; provide assistance to other engineering staff; customers, construction personnel, outside agencies and
perform other duties as required.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION:
• Prepare, maintain, and revise detailed electrical engineering designs and drawings related to the construction
of a variety of electrical generation, transmission, and distribution systems.
• Prepare engineering calculations including electrical load and fuse size, pole and arm stress calculations,
primary and secondary voltage drops and flicker for electrical line construction projects.
• Process applications for facility changes and overhead and underground line extensions; coordinate and
schedule capital projects.
• Conduct periodic and final inspections of construction projects by outside developers and contractors.
• Participate in the preparation of a variety of drawings, specifications and material estimates related to
electrical engineering projects including generation, transmission and distribution systems; update
distribution maps at the completion of construction.
• Revise electrical diagrams of installation for equipment and a variety of other construction projects. Calculate
estimates of relocation costs and coordinate construction projects with outside contractors and District
construction crews, and monitor contracts with outside contractors and prepare billings as needed.
• Prepare a variety of studies and reports related to a specific area of assignment; conduct customer surveys;
assist in the preparation of short and long-range planning.
• Determine, review, and administer requirements for service to specific plans, annexations, residential tracts,
and commercial and industrial developments.
• Develop engineering construction standard; download and read research records; troubleshoot field recorder
problems; identify opportunities for improving electrical system efficiency.
• Answer questions and concerns from the public regarding electrical engineering activities; provide
information related to methods and standards to the public and developers.
• Make engineering calculations; draft and design District facilities.
• Prepare a variety of reports and records related to electrical engineering; update and maintain records and
files related to the area of assignment.
• Coordinate electrical engineering related activities with other District administrations, departments, and
outside agencies.
• Coordinate and review the work of technical staff assigned to electrical engineering; assist in training, and
inspect work performed by assigned staff.
• Make field inspections ensuring District rules, regulations, and standards are adhered to.
• Utilize GIS/AutoCAD and other software, including engineering and design applications.
• Update and maintain records and files on the computer.
• Perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of experience and education that would prepare the candidate for the duties and responsibilities
of the position is acceptable.
Education:
• A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills, and abilities outlined in this job description would be
graduation from high school and/or preferably an AA Degree in a related field. Some college level engineering
and drafting course work highly desirable including basic electricity and mathematics at the trigonometry
level.
Experience:
• One (1) to three (3) years’ experience executing comparable duties and responsibilities similar to those
identified in this job description.
Ability to:
• Learn to perform technical engineering, including estimating, planning, surveying, and designing electrical
systems.
• On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports,
and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe, and problem solve
operational and technical policies and procedures.
• Prepare, maintain, and revise detailed drawings and maps manually and with AutoCAD/CADD.
• Perform technical research and make recommendations regarding elementary engineering problems.
• Perform elementary engineering calculations with speed and accuracy.
• Use and care for engineering and surveying equipment.
• Maintain records related to work activities; prepare reports.
• Coordinate and schedule assigned tasks.
• Maintain computer databases.
• Perform technical research.
• Plan, organize, and prioritize assigned tasks and functions efficiently under time and pressure deadlines.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Knowledge of:
• Methods and techniques of engineering, surveying, drafting, and estimating.
• District funtions, policies and produres.
• Microsoft Windows® based desktop computers and software.
• AutoCAD as it relates to two-dimensional drawings and ability and desire to obtain proficiency.
• Basic algebra and trigonometry to enable an individual to use algebraic expressions and trigonometric
equations to solve basic engineering problems.
• Materials, methods, and tools involved in the construction of electrical facilities.
• Pertinent local, State and Federal codes, regulations, and laws, and District standards.
Necessary Special Requirements:
• A valid California Class C Driver License and the ability to maintain insurability under the District’s vehicle
insurance program.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:
• Exposure to the sun: 30% or less work time spent outside a building and exposed to the sun.
• Irregular or extended work hours: Occasionally required to change working hours or work overtime.
• Work performed in an office environment
The mental and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:
ESSENTIAL MENTAL ABILITIES:
• Exercise independent judgment.
• Self-directing and organized.
• Reason objectively.
• Assess, project, and plan work activities on a daily and weekly basis.
• Interpret state/ federal/agency regulations.
• Document concisely, accurately, and timely.
• Handle a variety of duties which may be interrupted or changed by immediate circumstances.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
• Communicate orally and in writing with District management, co-workers, outside auditors, customers, and
the public in face-to-face and one-on-one settings.
• Transport, set-up, and removal of promotional equipment and materials at various public functions.
• Use of office equipment such as computer, copiers, scanners, and fax machines.
• Capable of negotiating stairways and uneven ground from time to time.
Sitting: Remains in a seated position for up to eight (8) hours per day
Hands/Arms: Operates computer for up to eight (8) hours per day
Lifting: Raises and lowers boxes and supplies up to twenty-five (25) pounds.
Stooping: Bends body downward and forward by bending at the knees or waist
Talking: Expresses ideas and shares information by means of spoken word in person and by telephone.
Hearing: Hears well enough to receive communications in person and by telephone.
Vision: Reads written and video messages for up to eight (8) hours per day. Operate vehicles and office
equipment.
SUPERVISION:
The position receives general supervision from a Professional Engineer.
SALARY: $27.1724 to $36.7626 per hour DOQ - Grade K
DATE OF POSTING: September 15, 2021
CLOSING DATE OF APPLICATIONS: Open Until Filled
LOCATION OF JOB: 9188 Village Drive, Snelling CA (Hydro)
ANTICIPATED INTERVIEW DATE: To be announced
ANTICIPATED DATE OF HIRE: To be announced
Applications/Resumes will only be accepted via the Merced Irrigation
District's online application system.
New users must set up an account at
https://Merced.accessgovernment.net/ApplicantTracking
 
HYDRO ENGINEER - CIVIL
FLSA Status – Exempt
DEFINITION:
Under general direction of the Hydroelectric Department Manager, perform engineering work
in the design, plans, and specifications for civil, systems in dams and hydroelectric generating
stations, and miscellaneous buildings.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION:
• Manage multiple aspects of engineering studies and capital projects for the Hydroelectric
and Dam facilities, including the preparation and monitoring of feasibility studies, technical
studies, project budgets, manage consultants and vendors working on projects, and acquire
required permits, contracts and agreements.
• Prepare designs, detailed drawings, and specifications for Hydroelectric and Dam systems
and potential improvements to such systems.
• Conduct studies, analysis, investigations, provide reports, and make recommendation to
management for current and future Hydro needs.
Assist the Chief Dam Safety Engineer and the Hydroelectric Department Manager to
support the District’s Dam Safety Program.
• Provide engineering support to operations and maintenance personnel who are performing
maintenance, repairs, modification or installation work in hydroelectric facilities.
• Inspect and analyze project features such as dams, tunnels, penstocks, spillways, intake
structures, powerhouses, electrical generators, transformers, waterwheels, and roads.
• Prepare Requests for Proposals (RFP’s) and bid documents in accordance with the District’s
purchasing policy.
• Work with consultants, contractors, regulators, adjacent utility owners to accomplish
project goals and directives.
• Prepare reports, keep records, revise drawings, draft practices and internal standards, assist
other trades, organize work, set priorities, meet critical deadlines, and follow up on
assignments/projects.
• Perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of experience and education that would prepare the candidate for the duties
and responsibilities of the position is acceptable.
Education:
• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in areas
such as civil engineering, or a related field.
• Master’s Degree desirable.
Experience:
• Five (5) years of experience as an engineer with a background in capital project planning
and design, construction, and project management with a focus on Hydroelectric or Dam
Safety related projects or related field.
• Experience working with dam safety regulators, FERC and CA DWR DSOD is highly desirable.
• Experience with data management systems (SCADA, work management system, computer
maintenance management system, etc.) is desirable.
Ability to:
• Work closely with District Management, other department managers, staff, constituents,
consultants, contractors, other governmental agency representatives and the general
public.
• Exercise leadership, authority, and management tactfully and effectively.
• Plan, organize, direct, coordinate and supervise functions and activities of the Engineering
Department to achieve efficient operations and meet service goals.
• Negotiate agreements with various entities.
• Represent the District at various agencies and entities.
• Interact effectively with local City/s and County, State, and Federal governments, serving
the District’s best interest
• Solve problems and recommend changes in standards, procedures, and policies to best
serve District constituents.
• Ensure prompt and proper response to public concerns and complaints.
• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Work cooperatively with staff,
employees, and employee organizations.
• Handle confidential information appropriately.
• Effectively utilize various engineering software programs, spreadsheets, word processing
software and other typical office software programs.
• Maintain records, analyze data, compile comprehensive technical reports and
recommendations concerning various aspects of water resources management
• Represent District policies, programs and services effectively with employees, contractors,
representatives of other agencies and the public.
• Operate a desktop computer to access varied databases and applicable software.
• Understand and carry out oral and written instructions
• Deal tactfully and courteously with the public.
• Initiate and maintain effective safety practices that relate to the nature of the work.
• Organize, schedule, and coordinate work.
• Operate a vehicle observing legal and defensive driving practices.
• Establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
• Perform project management through principles of indirect supervision of internal
resources and direct supervision of external resources.
Knowledge of:
• Civil Engineering practices related to hydroelectric, dam, and spillway infrastructure design
and hydraulics.
• Principles of project management, regulatory requirements such as CEQA, FERC, DSOD,
design, and construction techniques.
• Public bid specification principles.
• Public bid and contracting processes and applicable laws.
• Research and analysis methodologies.
• Technical report preparation.
Necessary Special Requirements:
• A valid California registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) in Civil Engineering is
preferred.
• Must file a Statement of Economic Interests in compliance with Government Code Section
8100.
• Must complete a two hour Ethics training course every two years in compliance with
California AB 1234.
• A valid California Class C Driver License and the ability to maintain insurability under the
District’s vehicle insurance program.
• Abide by all District policies, guidelines and rules.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:
• Exposure to the sun: 30% or less work time spent outside a building and exposed to the sun.
• Irregular or extended work hours: Occasionally required to change working hours or work
overtime.
• Work performed in an office or hydro plant environment.
The mental and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met
by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions:
ESSENTIAL MENTAL ABILITIES:
• Exercise independent judgment.
• Self-directing and organized.
• Reason objectively.
• Assess, project and plan work activities on a daily and weekly basis.
• Interpret state/ federal/agency regulations.
• Document concisely, accurately and timely.
• Handle a variety of duties which may be interrupted or changed by immediate
circumstances.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
• Communicate orally and in writing with District management, co-workers, outside auditors,
customers, and the public in face-to-face and one-on-one settings.
• Transport, set-up and removal of promotional equipment and materials at various public
functions
• Use of office equipment such as computer, copiers, scanners, and fax machines.
• Capable of negotiating stairways and uneven ground from time to time.
Sitting: Remains in a seated position for up to eight (8) hours per day
Hands/Arms: Operates computer for up to eight (8) hours per day
Lifting: Raises and lowers boxes and supplies up to twenty-five (25) pounds.
Stooping: Bends body downward and forward by bending at the knees or waist
Talking: Expresses ideas and shares information by means of spoken work in person and
by telephone.
Hearing: Hears well enough to receive communications in person and by telephone.
Vision: Reads written and video messages for up to eight (8) hours per day. Operate
vehicles and office equipment.
SALARY: $41.2808 to $61.9211 Grade Q
DATE OF POSTING: February 17, 2021
CLOSING DATE OF APPLICATIONS: Open Until Filled
LOCATION OF JOB: 9188 Village Drive, Snelling, CA 95369
ANTICIPATED INTERVIEW DATE: To be announced
ANTICIPATED DATE OF HIRE: To be announced
Applications/Resumes will only be accepted via the Merced Irrigation District's online
application system.
New users must set up an account at
https://Merced.accessgovernment.net/ApplicantTracking
 
SENIOR PLANNING ENGINEER – ENERGY RESOURCES
FLSA Status – Exempt
Unrepresented
DEFINITION:
Under the direction of the Deputy General Manager, Energy Resources perform Engineering and Planning
functions related to MID’s electric substation, transmission, distribution, and hydro-electric generation
operations, including staff management, preparation and monitoring of departmental and capital and
O&M budgets, and provide engineering support to other departments.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION:
• Manage all aspects of engineering studies and capital projects for Energy Resources and Hydro,
including the preparation and monitoring of feasibility studies, technical studies, project budgets,
and supervision of staff, consultants, and vendors, acquisition of required permits, contracts, and
agreements.
• Provide planning, contract management, and engineering oversight of all Power Supply and Risk
Management activities for the District’s electric distribution system. Research, negotiate, develop
and implement Power Supply, Resource Adequacy (RA), and Risk Management contracts and
policies to ensure adequate and cost-effective power supply to Energy Resources. Research and
implement potential sales opportunities for Hydro energy, RA, and RPS products in the CAISO
market.
• Complete CPUC, CEC, CARB, EIA, Cap & Trade, RPS, and other local, state, and federal regulatory
compliance processes, documents, and training.
• Manage and oversee the District’s WECC/NERC compliance program. Draft and implement
contract with Compliance vendor for recordkeeping and administrative services for WECC/NERC
Compliance. Attend conferences, workshops, and WEBEX’s put on by WECC, NERC, and
consultants to stay current on standards and requirements impacting the District’s Energy
Resources and Hydro department’s operations. Perform record keeping, audit preparation, and
document submittals as required by NERC. Provide MID’s Board of Directors periodic reports and
updates on the District’s NERC compliance activities.
• Prepare and execute Capital and O&M budget items for both Energy Resources and Hydro
departments. Create, utilize and update planning models to forecast budgeted Revenues, Power
Supply costs, and Debt Coverage ratios. Create and maintain long-term forecasts for Integrated
Resource Planning, Balancing Authority planning, Risk Management oversight, and other longterm reporting as required for the District.
• Work with District Management to develop strategic plans, policy formulation, and execution of
said plans and policies for Energy Resources.
• Perform and strategize transmission, distribution, and generation system analysis and planning.
• Perform and oversee contractor support of Electric Cost of Service and Rate Design studies for
Energy Resources. Pursue Board and customer approval for implementation of new electric rates
for Energy Resources.
• Negotiate agreements and contracts with various entities.
• Work with a wide variety of stakeholders on a regular basis, from District customersto local, state,
and federal agencies.
• Respond to emergency situations and be on call as assigned. Coordinate emergency situations
with appropriate agencies and personnel as required
• Make public presentations to the MID Board of Directors and local, state, and federal agencies as
required.
• Represent the District at various power agencies and entities as needed.
• Perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of experience and education that would prepare the candidate for the duties and
responsibilities of the position is acceptable.
Education:
• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in electrical
engineering.
Experience:
• Five (5) years of experience as a professional engineer with a background in capital project design,
project management, regulatory compliance, system planning and analysis, power and resource
adequacy markets, risk management (hedging) program oversight, and electric cost of service and
rate design concepts.
Ability to:
• Work closely with District Management, other department managers, staff, constituents, consultants,
contractors, other governmental agency representatives, and the general public.
• Exercise leadership, authority, and management tactfully and effectively.
• Plan, organize, direct, coordinate, and supervise functions and activities of Energy Resources to
achieve efficient operations and meet service goals.
• Negotiate agreements and contracts with various entities.
• Represent the District at various energy resources agencies and entities.
• Interact effectively with City/s and County governments, serving the District’s best interest.
• Solve problems and recommend changes in standards, procedures, and policies to best serve District
constituents.
• Ensure prompt and proper response to public concerns and complaints.
• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Work cooperatively with staff, employees, and
employee organizations.
• Handle confidential information appropriately.
• Effectively utilize various engineering software programs, spreadsheets, word processing software,
and other typical office software programs.
• Maintain records, analyze data, and compile comprehensive technical reports and recommendations
concerning various aspects of engineering.
• Represent District policies, programs, and services effectively with employees, contractors,
representatives of other agencies, and the public.
• Operate a desktop computer to access varied databases and applicable software.
• Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
• Appreciate political sensitivities and deal tactfully and courteously with outside entities and the
public.
• Initiate and maintain effective safety practices that relate to the nature of the work.
• Supervise, train, and evaluate staff.
• Organize, schedule, and coordinate work.
• Operate a vehicle observing legal and defensive driving practices.
• Establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Knowledge of:
• Electrical engineering practices related to generation, transmission, and distribution systems.
• Project initiation, CEQA requirements, design, and construction.
• Turlock Irrigation District (TID) and CAISO tariffs and regulations, Dodd/Frank Act, Power and RA
Market design
• CEC, CPUC, CARB, FERC, and other regulatory laws, requirements
• Bid specification principles.
• Bid and contracting processes and applicable laws.
• Research and analysis methodologies.
• Technical report preparation.
• Supervisory skills to effectively lead staff.
Necessary Special Requirements:
• A valid California registration as an Electrical or Mechanical Engineer or ability to obtain such
certification within twelve (12) months.
• Must file a Statement of Economic Interests in compliance with Government Code Section 8100.
• Must complete a two hour Ethics training course every two years in compliance with California AB
1234.
• Must complete two hours of Sexual Harassment training every two years in compliance with California
AB 1825.
• A valid California Class C Driver License and the ability to maintain insurability under the District’s
vehicle insurance program.
• Abide by all District policies, guidelines, and rules.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:
• Exposure to the sun: 50% or less work time spent outside a building and exposed to the sun.
• Irregular or extended work hours: Occasionally required to change working hours or work over time.
• Work performed in an office environment.
The mental and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may
be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:
ESSENTIAL MENTAL ABILITIES:
• Exercise independent judgment.
• Self-directing and organized.
• Reason objectively.
• Assess, project, and plan work activities on a daily and weekly basis.
• Interpret state/federal/agency regulations.
• Document concisely, accurately, and timely.
• Handle a variety of duties that may be interrupted or changed by immediate circumstances.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
• Communicate orally and in writing with District management, co-workers, outside auditors,
customers, and the public in face-to-face and one-on-one settings.
• Transport, set-up, and removal of promotional equipment and materials at various public functions.
• Use of office equipment such as computers, copiers, scanners, and fax machines.
• Capable of negotiating stairways and uneven ground from time to time.
Sitting: Remains in a seated position for up to eight (8) hours per day.
Hands/Arms: Operates computer for up to eight (8) hours per day.
Lifting: Raises and lowers boxes and supplies up to twenty-five (25) pounds.
Stooping: Bends body downward and forward by bending at the knees or waist.
Talking: Expresses ideas and shares information by means of spoken work in person and by
telephone.
Hearing: Hears well enough to receive communications in person and by telephone.
Vision: Reads written and video messages for up to eight (8) hours per day. Operate vehicles and
office equipment.
SUPERVISION:
The position receives general supervision from the Deputy General Manager, Energy Resources.
SALARY: $103,895.43 to $155,843.15 Annually DOQ - Grade S
DATE OF POSTING: June 23, 2021
CLOSING DATE OF APPLICATIONS: Open Until FIlled
LOCATION OF JOB: 3321 North Franklin Rd., Merced, CA
ANTICIPATED INTERVIEW DATE: To be announced
ANTICIPATED DATE OF HIRE: To be announced
Applications/Resumes will only be accepted via the Merced Irrigation
District's online application system.
New users must set up an account at
https://Merced.accessgovernment.net/ApplicantTracking
 
 

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